A property tax Fi.Fa. is a lien placed against a piece of property for failure to pay taxes when due. Literally, "fieri facias," means "cause it to be done." This is a judicial writ directing the sheriff to satisfy a judgment (such as unpaid delinquent taxes on real or personal property) from the debtor's property. Because a Fi.Fa. indicates a late payment or non-payment of a bill, it may affect the credit standing of the property owner(s). It may also result in the owner(s) loss of the property through tax sale. Therefore, prompt payment of property tax bills, like any other bill, should be taken seriously.